License Renewal Public Notice

In April, 2005, KMAS was granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission to serve the public interest as a public trustee until February 1, 2014, and on 8/26/13 KMAS was issued a license to rebroadcast the AM signal on FM translator K281BM 104.1. Both licenses will expire on February 1, 2014. We have filed applications for renewal of both licenses with the FCC on August 2, 2013. Copies of these applications are available for inspection during our regular business hours. The license application contains information concerning the station's performance over the last 2 years.

Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to our renewal application, and to whether this station has operated in the public interest, should file comments and petitions with the FCC by January 1, 2014. Further information concerning the FCC's broadcast license renewal process is available at 210 West Cota, Shelton, WA 98584 (address of the location of the station's public inspection file) or may be obtained from the FCC, Washington D.C.

Panel May Limit Octopus Hunting

Hunting giant Pacific octopuses in Puget Sound could be banned or restricted under regulations being considered by a state panel. The Washington state Fish and Wildlife Commission began reviewing the rules after a diver killed an octopus in October in a popular diving area near Alki Point in Seattle. A diving instructor who arrived on the beach saw the man beating the octopus to death.

Photos of the incident outraged other divers who are familiar with octopus lairs and watch for the animals. Divers petitioned the panel to outlaw octopus hunting or to create marine preserves where they'll be safe.

Current rules allow a person with a valid state fishing license to harvest one giant Pacific octopus per day in most areas of Puget Sound. The commission is weighing the topic at its meeting Friday and Saturday in Olympia.

Road Closure: Tahuya River Road

(County Road 70950)Resolution: 36-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to RCW 47.48.010, Tahuya River Road, at approximately Milepost 1.23 on County Road No. 70950, shall be closed to all through traffic from 8:00 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 and shall reopen at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

The closure is necessary to facilitate a culvert replacement project.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 427-9670 ext. 450.

Thurston County Roadway Striping

On Friday, August 2, Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, 2013, crews will be out painting new edge lines, center lines, and bike lanes on major roadways around town. Work is scheduled from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Roadways to be striped include:
• Cooper Point Road
• Harrison Avenue
• Division Street
• Black Lake Boulevard
• 4th Avenue
• Capital Mall Drive
• 14th Avenue
• 20th Avenue
• Yauger Way
• Henderson Boulevard
• and the Downtown core

Public Works crews will have a “trail vehicle” with a sign warning motorists not to pass the paint truck. It is important to stay behind the paint truck and trail vehicle, to give the paint time to dry. If you do get paint on your vehicle, rinse it off immediately. The paint is water based and will wash off, if done right away. Crews will also be striping on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 – weather permitting.